Old Millville Cemetery
Henderson Daily News
Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield
In the northern part of the county at Old Millville, high on a hill, that overlooked the old post road, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Rusk County. There the graves and vaults dating back to the 1830's are found. Jessie Walling, one of the soldiers of the Battle of San Jacinto is buried. His grave is marked by a Pyramid shaped tombstone. One of the pre war tombs is this epitaph:
GO HOME DEAR FRIEND
AND DRY THOSE TEARS
I MUST LAY HERE
UNTIL CHRIST APPEARS
Over a little child's grave is a recumbent sandstone statue that looks very much like an Egyptian grave statue.
Old Millville was a division point and stagecoach stop on the Marshall to San Antonio Statecoach line. An Old "Texas New era" dated October 8 1859 carries the following ad.
"Tri-weekly line of four-horse coaches from the terminus of Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railroad to Shreveport: Time 3 1/2 days. From Shreveport to Vicksburg $26.00. Connection at Shreveport with J. F. Smith's tri-weekly four horse post coaches to Crockett, Texas via Henderson and Marshall."